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Fashion Colour Trends 2007
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Fashion Colour Trends Autumn Winter 2006/7


New Colours for Autumn Winter 2006/7 Fashion Trends

New Colours for Fall Winter 2006/7As autumn 2006 settles down, colour fashion trends for fall 2006/7 reveal that warm earthen tones and natural materials gain appeal as women shop for new clothes.

The strongest colours in this palette are golds, reds and violas.

In autumn 2006 the colours for apparel are firmly in accord with nature.  Traditional earthy tones with sun dried rich ochre and terracotta tones gain ground.  Women's clothes the colour of pollen, honey, scorched gold, burnt earth and fox hues, meander amid a few livelier more shocking tones. Expect surprise with the jewel colours of purple and vibrant rich ruby red.  Urban charcoal greys are enlivened with splashes of the brighter tones and look new because many materials have glazes.  All the images below enlarge.

With both greys and gold tones found in pebbles and stones so currently fashionable, either silver grey or golden metals make a good AW (Autumn Winter) 06/07 choice for jewellery or accessory trims.  Golden sequins, paillettes and beads, shimmer and glimmer on fabrics that appear to look like molten gold and sheets of liquid glistening glass.  Gold is one of the season's hottest looks.  I'm sure you will find gold dresses and jackets in every autumn range.

For lovers of pinks good news, pink is still around, but it is either warmer becoming more coral/watermelon toned or more powdered and dustier toward heather/lilac.

Warm Earth Tones, Powder Shades & Neutral Whites

Spring and summer saw a move toward natural tones, especially creamy and skin toned buffs or cameo pinks.  Fall winter 2006/2007 predictions sees those fashion trend colours merge into earthier and more softened powdered colours.  Powdery shades with brownish undertones are used as carob colours are teamed with each other or mixed and layered with old rose or mauve rose pinks.  These clothing colours move through the mahogany tonal range and plum pinks. The latter also work well as contrast highlights to grey, charcoal tones and indigo blue dark inky shades. All are strongly acceptable urban colour ways.  Greys paired with plum pinks create a seemingly fresh autumn colour scheme.

Winter white set against black helps keep garments looking peppy and sharp, but many whites are soft and flattering with their creamy cast.  White can also be as subtly subdued as a pearl or oyster grey like in tone. You are reading an original fashion trends article written by Pauline Weston Thomas© at ©

Colour Trends in Fashion Autumn Winter 2006/7

Subdued, more murky and subtle fashion colour combinations of Autumn 2006/7So the colour forecast is to be prepared for more subdued, more murky and subtle fashion colour combinations such as those shown directly left. Autumn 2006/7 colour combinations of the latest fashion palette really are the colours of the rustling leaves of a New England Fall.

The powdered soft-tones help create the newness of a more reserved palette.  This dusty palette of the autumnal woodland floor is sometimes surprisingly livened by dashes or strong vibrant red, mahogany or purple.  Metallica fashion looks are important - many colours are over burnished with a metallic cast and the fashion trendsetter will already be garnering more natural dusted earthy tones on their wardrobe rail. 

 Typical Fashion Colours for Autumn Winter 2006/7

Good colours to invest in for fall 2006/2007 are all the earth tones, golden ochres, rusts and taupe.Good colours to invest in for fall 2006/2007 are all the earth tones, golden ochres, taupe, khaki, olive green and greys.Good colours to invest in for fall 2006/2007 are all the earth tones, golden ochres, rusts, taupe, khaki, olive green, red, and purples. 

Colour combinations of the palette this season really are the colours of falling leaves.  Golden mustards are key colours for fall. Read more about Gold Looks and Gold Accessories.

Sometimes because of layering you will see colours that are not shown here as colour mixing takes place on the layered garment. For example a garment with a layer of gold georgette over a blue tone chiffon will create a variation of sea green.

Soft whites and subtle, but rich monochromes with texture on texture are all very strong for fall. 

Red comes in every berry hue from cranberry to iron oxide.Along with the shimmer of glistening gold materials, red and purple are both likely to provide the most vital injections of colour.Red gown photographed on the Seine

Red comes in every hue from cranberry to iron oxide. These bursts of colour will be vital to add life to what is a fairly subdued murky palette with a great deal of monochrome grey schemes.  Read more about the red dress here.  You are reading an original fashion trends article written by Pauline Weston Thomas© at ©

Even so all the colours of fall are more muted than in previous recent season.

When I was in Paris, earlier this summer, this glorious red gown right was being photographed on the Seine at a photo shoot.  I could not resist snapping the wonderful dress back myself.  This gown says top fall colour for 2006/7.Purple provides a vital injection of colour.

These rich colours of ruby, purple, gold and green tones means a higher demand for colour coordinating gemstones. Rubies, red and rust garnets, amethyst, tanzanite, citrine, Peridot, emerald, and tourmaline are all jewels which pick up the tones of fall beautifully.

All the images enlarge.

Grey and charcoal ranges from pale grey to blue grey and deep blue to darker shades.Blue grey and deep blue to darker shades are a change from the earth tones of much of the palette. Grey and charcoal ranges from pale grey to blue grey and deep ultramarine blue to darker shades. 

Premium denim is dyed deep indigo or black. Black denim is de rigueur. The denim is premium pristine quality and is not distressed, torn or abraded. 

Mood Boards

See these four AW 2006/7 color Moodboard pages enlarged and in greater detailSee my four AW 2006/7 color Moodboard pages enlarged and in greater detail here.

Read about the main looks for fall winter 2006/7 here.

Fashion-era copyright on these images. You are reading an original fashion trends article written by Pauline Weston Thomas© at ©


(Page Date 11 July 2006)

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